Washington State’s 17th Legislative District Joins Call for Impeachment of Bush-Cheney
Submitted by Chip on Mon, 2008-02-04 15:52. Activism | Impeachment
Linda Boyd, Director of Washington For Impeachment, announced that Washington State’s 17th Legislative District passed a resolution of impeachment. She wrote:
Support for impeachment keeps growing in Washington State!
The Democrats of the 17 Legislative District passed a resolution in support of the impeachment of Bush and Cheney on January 28th, 2008.
Resolutions supporting impeachment have been passed in 14 Washington State Democratic Legislative Districts: 1st, 11th, 17th, 26th, 32nd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 41st, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, and 48th.
Resolutions have been passed in six Democratic County Central Organizations:
King County Democratic Central Committee
San Juan County Democrats Central Committee
Gray’s Harbor Democratic Party
Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee
Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee
Clallam County Democratic Central Committee
The Washington State Democratic Central Committee passed resolutions supporting impeachment in 2008 and 2007.
Here’s the resolution from the 17th:
RESOLUTION TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD CHENEY
WHEREAS George W. Bush and Richard Cheney conspired with others to defraud the United States of America by intentionally misleading Congress and the public regarding the threat from Iraq in order to justify a war in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 371; and
WHEREAS George W. Bush has admitted to ordering the National Security Agency to conduct electronic surveillance of American civilians without seeking warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, duly constituted by Congress in 1978, in violation of Title 50 United States Code, Section 1805; and
WHEREAS George W. Bush and Richard Cheney conspired to commit the torture of prisoners in violation of the “Federal Torture Act” Title 18 United States Code, Section 113C, the UN Torture convention and the Geneva Convention, which under Article VI of the Constitution are part of the “supreme Law of the Land”’ and
WHEREAS George W. Bush and Richard Cheney acted to strip American citizens of the constitutional rights by ordering indefinite detention without access to legal counsel, without charge and without the opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the President of a U.S. citizen as an “enemy combatant: all in subversion of law; and
WHEREAS in all of this George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have acted in a manner contrary to their trust ad President and Vice President, subversive of constitutional government to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of Vancouver, Washington and of the United States;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that George W. Bush and Richard Cheney, by such conduct, warrant impeachment and trials, removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 17th Legislative District Democrats call
upon our Congressional delegation, namely Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell and Representative Baird to adamantly support impeachment and to do everything they can to initiate the impeachment process and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 17th Legislative District Democrats instruct its officers to forward this resolution to our Congressional delegation, the WSDCC, the Democratic County organizations throughout Washington, to Governor Christine Gregoire, our Washington State Legislators representing this District, and to our local press.
Impeachment — defending our rights and the US Constitution.
SJM 8016 and HJM 4027 — supporting impeachment to restore the rule of law.